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Unconventional Study Spots Across Campus

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Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON Ky. (Dec. 13, 2021) — Finals are here and everyone is looking for the perfect study spot. Try these unconventional spots across campus.

  •  Johnson Center or Alumni Gym; Take your notecards and jump on the elliptical to boost blood flow to the brain.

  • All of the libraries on campus in addition to Willy T: There are seven other libraries across campus, open various times, for your studying needs. The Medical Center, Fine Arts, and Science and Engineering libraries all have group study rooms. Check out these spaces for yourself!

  • Common Grounds: Get your fix of amazing coffee in a comfy setting while being just steps away from free tutors at The Study. Perfect for north campus late nighters. There are also various locations across campus.

  • Gatton College Building: Gatton is full of quiet lounge areas. And if you prefer some background noise and frequent breaks to chat, try the atrium.  

  • Willy T Study Rooms: The library has multiple group study rooms on every floor. You can even reserve them online now:

  • Your residence hall: Every residence hall has a study area, some on each floor. Ask the front desk if you aren't sure where yours is located! 

  • Gatton Student Center: From Starbucks to the social staircase, there are too many study places to count in the Gatton Student Center. Bonus: visit the new expanded dining and student support spaces in the Gatton Student Center.

  • Jacobs Science Building: Looking for a quiet place to cram before an exam? The Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building has study areas available throughout the building.

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